Troy girls qualify three for state tennis tourney
Paul Sievers/The Western News Cassidy Hand placed fourth in singles at divisionals to qualify for the state tournament.
| May 19, 2009 12:00 AM
The Troy High School girls tennis team qualified one singles player and one doubles team for this week’s Class B-C state tournament.
Cassidy Hand advances to state after a fourth-place finish in singles on Saturday at the B-C divisional in Troy. Hand received a first-round bye and then defeated Eureka’s Angela Bailey, 6-2, 6-1, to guarantee her ticket to Missoula. Hand fell to Eureka’s Casey Armstrong in the semifinals, 6-3, 6-0, and to Mission’s Yasmine Elmenshawy in the consolation final, 6-2, 7-5.
In doubles, Liz Smith and Ande Hawkins qualified for state with a runner-up finish. Smith and Hawkins opened with a 6-0, 6-0 rout over Mission’s Annika Kleinstuch and C.J. Thompson and then downed Eureka’s Cami Stacy and Elizabeth Houser, 7-5, 6-4, in an exciting semifinal match. Mission’s Anna Fehrs and Sarah Bowers outlasted Smith and Hawkins in the championship match, 6-3, 6-4.
The top four individuals and top three doubles teams qualified for state. Troy’s doubles team of Tara Duzan and Jackie Pepiot just missed qualifying with a fourth-place finish. Duzan and Pepiot got a first-round bye, lost to Fehrs and Bowers in the semis, 6-3, 6-2, and then dropped a 6-4, 6-3 match to Stacy and Houser, 6-4, 6-3.
In singles, Jessica Lyons endured a very tough loss when eliminated in the second round with a 7-6 (7-4), 7-5 setback to Eureka’s Karina Hofstee.
Eureka won the team title with 36 points. Mission was second with 29 and Troy third at 23.
Western B-C Divisionals
Friday and Saturday at Troy
1, Eureka 36; 2, Mission 29; 3, Troy 23.
Elmenshawy, M, def. Hight, T, 6-1, 6-1; Bailey, E, def. Gao, M, score NA; Corliss, E, def. Stapley, T, 6-0, 6-0; Hofstee, E, def. Andres, M, 6-0, 6-0.
Armstrong, E, def. Elmenshawy, M, 6-3, 6-0; Hand, T, def. Bailey, E, 6-2, 6-1; Corliss, E, def. Makepeace, M, 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-5); Hofstee, E, def. Lyons, T, 7-6 (7-4), 7-5.
Armstrong, E, def. Hand, T, 6-3, 6-0; Corliss, E, def. Hofstee, E, 6-1, 6-3.
Armstrong, E, def. Corliss, E, 6-2, 6-4.
Elmenshawy, M, def. Hand, T, 6-2, 7-5.
Smith/Hawkins, T, def. Kleinstuch/Thompson, M, 6-0, 6-0; Fehrs/Bowers, M, def. Stein/Taurman, E, 6-0, 6-4.
Smith/Hawkins, T, def. Stacy/Houser, E, 7-5, 6-4; Fehrs/Bowers, M, def. Duzan/Pepiot, T, 6-3, 6-2.
Fehrs/Bowers, M, def. Smith/Hawkins, T, 6-3, 6-4.
Stacy/Houser, E, def. Duzan/Pepiot, T, 6-4, 6-3.